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Anterior Cervical Lymph Node
What causes the Superficial anterior cervical lymph nodes to become swollen and stay swollen for over a year?
Enlarged nodes: There are many conditions which can cause lymph node enlargement. Some of these conditions are benign and some are malignant. Your physician will probably suggest an FNA (fine needle aspirate) where a tiny needle is used to extract cells so a pathologist can examine them. Best of luck, see your doctor. ...Read more
YES: The spread is usually intra-pelvic and intra-abdominal ..INGUINAL nodes may be involved but spread ABOVE THE DIAPHRAGM is unusual and is usually to the lungs! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
For almost six months I have had both anterior and posterior cervical lymph node enlargement. All are about 1.0 CM or less. Should I be concerned?
Probably not: Reactive lymph nodes are very common. We start to get excited about them when they're over 1 1/2 to 2 cm in size. In the absence of any other significant symptoms these lymph nodes are probably nothing to worry about. If they do concern you, however, it is a good idea to discuss the matter with your primary care doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bilateral, anterior and posterior cervical lymph node enlargement ( all about 1cm or less). No symptoms should I be concerned? Present for over 7 months.
Get it checked out: Lymph node swelling can be due to infection or inflamation. Please see your doctor to have them evaluated and blood work done. 7 months is a long time. ...Read more
Uncommon: Most enlarged lymph nodes are due to a response to an infection such as a viral or bacterial infection. The exception would be a drug rash called "serum sickness" where there is fever, swollen lymph nodes, hive-like rash and joint symptoms. Other more serious causes can result in swollen lymph nodes such as tumors like lymphoma. ...Read more
I have an enlarged cervical lymph node that measures 1.75x2.0 in. it is also hard and somewhat painful should I get it checked out or wait. ?
Lymph Node Swelling: Greetings. An enlarged lymph node should be evaluated and treated. In my practice, I would treat you with an antibiotic. After 14 days, the node should have shrunk in size. If it was still enlarging, then an image guided biopsy would be ordered. The sooner you are evaluated, the sooner you are treated. Good Luck. ...Read more
Neck pain: You will need to see your regular doctor to see what will be best to control your pain, as you are taking a few medications for pain control already. Ultimately, the reason for the painful cervical lymph nodes needs to be determined and treated. ...Read more
Had a core needle bx of enlarged cervical lymph node.Nurse said path report said "no gross abnormalities", but dr wants to remove node anyway. Why?
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